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    QFE Haven't had the pleasure. That's a tough...

    QFE
    Haven't had the pleasure. That's a tough one. Use the customer's reclaimer and vacuum pump
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    The E-250 is one of the vans I'm eyeing out...

    The E-250 is one of the vans I'm eyeing out because of the payload, dependability and tax deductions. Only downfall I've seen so far is that Ford doesn't offer a 4x4 package. I may be picking up...
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    I'll be doing commercial HVACR(mainly...

    I'll be doing commercial HVACR(mainly refrigeration), some residential and maybe small installs.

    I did look into the Transit and the cons were:
    -car frame (don't want to get into an accident...
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    Need advise for service van/truck

    Looking to purchase a service vehicle but kinda stumped on which to buy.
    Need to consider:
    -new/used
    -space/equipment storage
    -quality/dependability
    -mpg
    -payload
    ...
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    The can or the hose attachment?

    The can or the hose attachment?
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    There should always be one tech out of the whole...

    There should always be one tech out of the whole bunch that verifies proper operation of every system and then writes the systems off. So when it comes down to liability you know there's atleast one...
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    Matters on the individual. Anyone can achieve...

    Matters on the individual. Anyone can achieve what they want if they want it bad enough. This goes for both installers and service techs.

    Now in my experience, most installers are GO! GO! GO!...
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    I know what you mean. Wish there was a custom...

    I know what you mean. Wish there was a custom shop that sold/installed upgraded displays.
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    While I'm hop scotching it probably looks like a...

    While I'm hop scotching it probably looks like a new dance craze trying to keep eye level with the meter. It's that or continually grab the meter and relocate it.

    Would be awesome if the display...
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    Better than Fluke 179?

    Anyone out there own a 179 and have upgraded/downgraded because they weren't happy it? The 179 is an accurate measuring tool but I find working with the 179's display to be annoying. If you've...
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    I'm told most service techs can be taught how to...

    I'm told most service techs can be taught how to install. Not many installers become service techs.

    What I'm talking about isn't technical based. If the equipment payed us then our pockets would...
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    Did this really come up? Non-condensables take up...

    Did this really come up? Non-condensables take up space in the condenser, raise head / suction pressure, clog filter driers, cause restrictions at the expansion valve and help cause acid to form in...
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    He stated that the coil would start to frost over...

    He stated that the coil would start to frost over and trend at 22F. If the walkin isn't dropping any lower than 22F why would checking SH be the wrong choice? If anything his "shouldn't" readings...
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    Maybe someone taught you that Subcooling is what...

    Maybe someone taught you that Subcooling is what it is? Did you know Subcooling plays a huge roll in capacity. Ontop of that did you know you cannot achieve a solid column of liquid to the metering...
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    He stated 5° SC. Please explain how metering more...

    He stated 5° SC. Please explain how metering more refrigerant from 10°SH to 4-6° SH is going to stop the coil from frosting. He also trends at 22F with no chance at set point. If he throttles the...
  16. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    Thanks for tip 2

    Thanks for tip 2
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    I do apologize for missing the subcooling. When...

    I do apologize for missing the subcooling. When I tune for superheat I like to see a 20-30f split while the walkin pulls down. Once you get close to desired set point, 0 or below, that's when I...
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    Just checking to see if your refrigerant level is...

    Just checking to see if your refrigerant level is starting to get low. Most times systems/cases located further from the rack will show signs of starving. Starving = Icing. I've never seen a rack...
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    The Hillphoenix cases that I have had the...

    The Hillphoenix cases that I have had the displeasure working on had stainless lids (horribly designed) separating the suction lines from the product. Then pans above the lids to hold product....
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    Check out the HillPhoenix website and see if one...

    Check out the HillPhoenix website and see if one of their service deli cases match what you have. They used to be Tyler and still have Tyler model specs.

    I have no formal training so my...
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    Factory Superheat and what Superheat is...

    Factory Superheat and what Superheat is currently? Is there a myster in the mix?
  22. Thread: on call

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    Turbo 200x, 3in1 start kits and hard starts...

    Turbo 200x, 3in1 start kits and hard starts (temporary fix), adjustable poential relay, multi Volt transformer, thermostats, a small range of case fan motors, refrigerant.

    I'm sure theres tons...
  23. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    If that's the case I'm excited to get into one of...

    If that's the case I'm excited to get into one of these packs. Thanks for the info.
    :cheers:
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    With no Superheat, Subcooling or Amp draw...

    With no Superheat, Subcooling or Amp draw readings I'm guessing here. If your unfamiliar with taking thoese readings check out YouTube or the web.

    If what I'm gathering from your original post is...
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    R-22 runs hot. You should aim for 38 psi on the...

    R-22 runs hot. You should aim for 38 psi on the suction. Is the compressor undersized? Is there a compressor fan kit installed? Is there proper oil level in the system? Is refrigerant line set...
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    Superheat? Subcooling? Compressor RLA and Amp...

    Superheat? Subcooling? Compressor RLA and Amp draw? Does your txv have an inlet strainer? Have you tested the power head? Does it sound like its starving?

    Off the bat it sounds like moisture in...
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    I own the ps40 and ps41. The ps40 is now my back...

    I own the ps40 and ps41. The ps40 is now my back up. You won't be disappointed with either but if you can afford a few more $ then pick up the ps41
  28. Thread: Bitzer App

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    Johnstone also makes an app that has a PT chart,...

    Johnstone also makes an app that has a PT chart, duct sizing and cap tube calc. The Bitzer app is nice. The ability to select common refrigerants you work with to only show on the list makes it a...
  29. Thread: hvac veto bag

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    How are the zippers on these bags? Had a CLC bag...

    How are the zippers on these bags? Had a CLC bag that I enjoyed using but the zipper gave out after 9+ months, due to over stuffing the pack.

    Edit: Been using an open top ever since and would...
  30. Thread: Vac problems

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    Thanks for clearing that up Jim.

    Thanks for clearing that up Jim.
  31. Thread: Green 808

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    Thanks for the welcome

    Thanks for the welcome
  32. Thread: Vac problems

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    I'm sure vacuum pumps differ in design but one...

    I'm sure vacuum pumps differ in design but one thing I know is that they weren't ment to stay in vacuum after use. The vacuum pump creates differential while running. When it's off there is no...
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    You can save your gauges and use the hose that...

    You can save your gauges and use the hose that comes with the kit. Some like products sell a short hose separate. This, like iceman said, is a last ditch effort. If the customer isn't planning on...
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    Uh Night Vision? Awesome!..... Would be cool...

    Uh Night Vision? Awesome!.....

    Would be cool to see some practical application.
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    Surefire all the way! You pay for what you get...

    Surefire all the way! You pay for what you get with this company.

    Edit: These lights were made with LE and the Mil in mind. If you want a flashlight that can take a beating and stand the test of...
  36. Thread: Vac problems

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    I'm under the impression to never keep your vac...

    I'm under the impression to never keep your vac pump in vacuum. I've accidentally left my pump in vacuum, inline with an evacuated circuit and ended up with oil coming out of the exhuast. Luckily...
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    Chrisvacman's advice is your best bet. I'm sure...

    Chrisvacman's advice is your best bet. I'm sure if theres a commercial gas supplier near by they probably also offer tank exchanges and hydro testing for personal tanks.
  38. Thread: leak detector

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    I've read from other post to stay clear from it. ...

    I've read from other post to stay clear from it. Personally, I don't have experience with that detector. I can tell you that h10pm is good portable refrigerant detector that's a work horse. Parts...
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    The H10g/pm are my go to detectors. I've had the...

    The H10g/pm are my go to detectors. I've had the pleasure of using the Zx-1 and YJ accuprobe. They both worked well in the first 3 months but started dropping off in performance until failure. ...
  40. Thread: meter questions

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    I started with a Fluke T5 and it was great to...

    I started with a Fluke T5 and it was great to start. The speed it read at was impressive for a beginner meter. Though it was long until I needed something with more options. My second meter was a...
  41. Thread: Green 808

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    Green 808

    Here to learn and contribute. Been doing refrigeration for about 5yrs. From mom and pop's stores to supermarkets and parallel racks as a service tech. I have no formal Hvac-r schooling so my...
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